Our syrups are handmade with only the finest ingredients of real fruit and 100% pure cane sugar. Our syrups are free of high fructose corn syrup, dairy, fat and gluten friendly. Our Shave Ice Artists will ensure your guests will experience the Aloha Spirit with Auntie Viv’s!
What is Shave Ice?
“Shave Ice” or “Hawaiian Shave Ice” (not Shaved Ice with a “D”) is a fluffy and snow-like, sweet, cool and refreshing Hawaiian treat. Ice is finely shaved and then syrups are poured and absorbed into the soft snow. Whereas sno-cones are ground up ice cubes that have a coarse and “crunchy” texture.
Hawaiian shave ice is traditionally served in plastic cups with a scoop of ice cream and/or azuki beans on the bottom. A sweetened condensed milk mixture, some times called “snow cap”, can be drizzled over the top.
Auntie Viv’s Shave Ice is a family owned business where everyone is welcomed and treated like ohana (family)!
Vivian, her husband Bill and their two young keiki’s, daughters Chloe and Ella, visited Maui for the first time in 2017. Vivian fell in love at “first taste” with her very first Hawaiian shave ice. How she describes this phenomenon: “It literally was like a deliciously flavored, puffy cloud that instantly melted in my mouth and tasted like liquid gold.” Vivian says, “It was the best epicurean experience ever.”
Upon returning to the mainland, Vivian had her sights set on opening her own shave ice business. Vivian didn’t want to serve the typical crunchy, icy, sno-cone, with gross high fructose corn syrups and artificially flavored/colored syrups. Auntie Viv’s prides itself in their handcrafted syrups that are made with real, natural, ingredients and 100% pure cane sugar.
Auntie Viv's shaved ice is so delicious! After visiting Hawaii and eating shaved ice every single day I thought I would never find nothing like it, but thankfully I came across Auntie Viv's at a food festival. Ever since then I always make sure to make a stop at their stand whenever they are at a farmers markets or food festivals.
The flavors I've tasted most recently were coconut, P.O.G and black cherry. I had actually ordered strawberry but received black cherry instead. At first I was bummed, but black cherry ended up being my favorite flavor out of the three. The snow cap is also a must!
I hope Auntie Viv's has an actual store soon!
Auntie Viv's Shave Ice one of a kind! I am not a fan of SHAVED, hard ice with sugary syrups - this is not what you get here- Auntie Vivs ice is perfect texture, soft and smooth. The syrups are what really makes auntie vivs special. Made from scratch and actually taste like fruit! Soooo good. We crave it! On top of the quality products (try the snack mix too!!) the business owners and staff are always so pleasant! Wish she had a brick and mortar so I could eat it more often! 🙂 mango syrup is my favorite, my husband loves the coconut and li Hing mui - ice cream on the bottom is a MUST.
I am from Hawaii and read about her "shave ice" in the paper and saw all the positive Yelp reviews so I thought I'd try her out. I am so bummed that it's not the real thing after all. What she is selling is NOT shave ice, it's a snow cone with ice shaved finer than usual for the mainland, but it is not as finely shaved as at the good places (Waiola, Matsumoto's, Ululani's) in Hawaii. I asked for ice cream, beans and mochi and got tiny, overpriced portions of each, definitely not the generous portions I am accustomed to in Hawaii. Her staff doesn't know how to pack the ice properly and doesn't distribute the syrup properly over the ice, so the ice is not properly saturated with syrup. Would have rated 2 stars for calling her product "shave ice," but her syrups are very good and the snow cones are better than usual for the mainland, so I added a third.
Auntie Viv's Shave Ice is authentic as it gets! What makes hers top class than others:
-Handcrafted Natural Syrups
-Homemade Adzuki Beans
-Homemade Mochi Pieces
-Premium Coconut Ice Cream & Vanilla Ice Cream
I booked her for a party and she was so accommodating with scheduling & timing. She & her staff were efficient and kind that they truly embodied the Aloha spirit! I would definitely recommend her or go get her Shave Ice at whatever Farmers's market she's at!
If Yelp had 10 stars I would have given Auntie Viv's 20 stars. I have eaten shaved ice and icy's and slushies all over the world however, buyer be warned. Once you had Auntie Viv's shaved Ice you can never top that experience, OMG, their custom made shaved ice is the most delicious ICE Cream + Shaved Ice I have ever had. Auntie Viv's personality and her crew personalities influence the amazing positive taste and pride she takes in her products and services. We have hired her services for our Campolindo High School Grad Night and the repeated line to get more and more of her amazing Shaved ICE was A M A Z I N G !
Imagine 300 teenagers launching at her booth and she was smiling the entire night and her smile and amazing shaved ICE has made our event so much fun. I know what I want on my next party.... Thank you Auntie Viv you are amazing and I wish you much success with your business. You are the example for an amazing business.